Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, said
Thursday that NASA leadership was skirting the law to shut down the
Constellation program after publicly announcing a decision to
reprioritize work on the program.
Committee Members Express "Disappointment" In A Letter
Four members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee have sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood
expressing "concern and disappointment" that he has not yet issued
an NPRM for flight duty time limits.
Media Flight Have Been Sharply Curtailed Over Oil Spill
Journalists trying to get a story about the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill have found themselves regularly and seemingly
pointedly banned from the airspace over the spill area by BP,
local, and Coast Guard officials citing air safety concerns.
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced
Thursday that the remains of nine U.S. servicemen, missing in
action from the Vietnam War, have been accounted-for and returned
to their families for burial with full military honors.
After nearly three years in negotiations, cockpit crewmembers at
Capital Cargo International Airlines (CCIA) will soon have the
opportunity to vote on a tentative agreement that, if ratified by
members, will result in a 36-month contract.
FAA Says Town Cannot Prevent Banner Towing, Local Ordinance Not
Hilton Head Island in South Carolina has a local ordinance
against aerial advertising, which it passed in 1993. At the time,
city leaders saw the banners towed behind airplanes in the same way
as any other sign, which are strictly regulated.
Athlete Was Initially Told Even The Baggage Fee Would Not Be
Delta Airlines has (it would seem) reluctantly agreed to try to
resolve a baggage issue with an athlete who is traveling the world
participating in half Iron Man races to raise money for dam
building in Africa.
"(Organizations) should be prepared to provide precise
details of their requested flight including: pilots name and
contact information, company/organization, purpose of flight, type
aircraft, callsign, ingress/egress points and times, requested
altitude and route of flight."
Source: Deepwater Horizon TFR.
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